David J. Peterson wrote: > Speaking of chess pieces, what about the insane chess game > from Japan, Tai Shogi? > > http://www.shogi.net/rjhare/tai-shogi/tai-intro.html > > There are over 100 pieces, and the game is so complex, it never > became popular. Almost reminds me of modern-day role-playing > board games like that game with hexagons (Warquest...?). You think THAT's bad, check out Taikyoku Shogi ("Ultimate Shogi") http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taikyoku_shogi *208 different types* of pieces. 402 pieces total, on a 36x36 board!